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Dean Smith Is The World Wake Board Champion

Nicola Butler and Reed Hansen Claim Womens and Wake Skate Titles

Orlando, Fla. – Fans lined the shores of the Orlando Watersports Complex today to catch the final rounds of action at the 17th annual ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra. Pro riders from throughout the globe spent the day competing for world titles, with the results from the Pro Men and Pro Women’s divisions also deciding the winners of the King of Wake and Queen of Wake series.
 
The Pro Men’s division proved to be one of the most exciting finales in the WWA World Championship’s 17-year history. With top seed Harley Clifford failing to advance past the semifinals, Danny Harf, Trevor Hansen, Dean Smith and brothers Phillip and Bob Soven faced off in the five-man final.
 
All five pros threw down impressive runs, but Aussie Dean Smith made the biggest impact on the water to take home his first-ever world title. Phillip Soven and Trevor Hansen rounded out the Pro Men’s division podium, respectively.
 
“This is so sick, I’m the world champion for the next 365 days” said Smith. “Going into the finals, I didn’t know what would happen, but I just put it together out there and won.”
 
With today’s win, Dean Smith becomes the first Australian native to win the world title in the Pro Men’s division.
 
Phillip Soven’s second-place finish today placed the Longwood, Fla. at the top of the King of Wake standings, earning him his third crown in four years.
 
“I wanted to finish off the season with a win, but I’m not going home empty handed, I still won King of Wake,” said Soven. 
 
In the Pro Women’s division, the top professional female riders in the world faced off in six-woman final for the world title and deciding points toward the Queen of Wake series. Despite light rain and wind, top seed Nicola Butler laid down the most impressive run of the day, which included a transfer back lip onto the funbox, to win her second world title in three years.
 
“I didn’t ride my best, I had a couple of falls, but I was stoked about my transfer,” said Butler. “It feels awesome to win.”
 
With today’s win, the England native finishes the 2010 season at the top of the Queen of Wake standings – Butler’s second crown in three years.
 
“I had a bad year in 2009, so to come back this year and win Queen of Wake is like redemption,” said Butler.
 
Reed Hansen took first place today in the Pro Wakeskate finals to win his fourth consecutive world title.
 
“Worlds is my favorite contest, so to win it four times in a row is pretty amazing,” said Hansen. “The other guys in my heat really push me to ride better and win events like today.”
 
For more information on the ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra, visit www.allisports.com.
 
The WWA Wakeboard World Championships is the solely owned property of the World Wakeboard Association (WWA). With 27 Affiliate countries world wide the WWA is the global leader in the sport of wake. The WWA is a rider formed organization dedicated to promoting and growing wake sports worldwide. It is the leading source for riders, event organizers, and competitive standards.
 
The ROCKSTAR WWA Wakeboard World Championships, presented by Supra is organized by World Sports & Marketing of Orlando, Fla., and has the support of the following sponsors: Rockstar Energy Drink, Supra boats, Overton’s, Indmar, Peavey, Mona Vie, Billabong, Hyperlite, CWB, Ronix, Liquid Force, Byerly, Oakley, Sayiwon’t, Epiphone, WakeBoarding magazine, Fuel TV and Allisports.com.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22 – FINAL RESULTS:
 
Pro Men – Final #1
1. Dean Smith              AUS     78.33
2. Phillip Soven              USA     73.33
3. Trevor Hansen           USA     66.67
4. Danny Harf                USA     58.33
5. Bob Soven                 USA     45.00
 
Pro Women – Final #1
1. Nicola Butler           GRB    81.67
2. Amber Wing              AUS     75.00
3. Raimi Merritt              USA     65.00
4. Hayley Smith              AUS     56.67
5. Melissa Marquardt     USA     50.00
6. Meagan Ethell            USA     41.67
 
Pro Wakeskate – Final #1
1. Reed Hansen           USA     94.67
2. Brian Grubb               USA     83.33
3. Stuart Shinn               USA     71.67
4. Danny Hampson        USA     53.33
 
Jr. Pro Men – Final #1
1. Nick Galotifore        USA     83.25
2. Steel Lafferty             USA     80.75
3. Daniel Powers            USA     80.50
4. Raphael Derome        CAN    80.00
5. Freddie Wayne          USA     75.00
6. Michael Dowdy         USA     50.00
 
Pro Veterans – Final #1
1. Dean Lavelle           USA     73.33
2. Glen Fletcher             USA     63.33
 
Women’s Wakeskate – Final #1
1. Jen GilanFarr          USA     70.00
2. Kristine Gagnier         USA     61.67
3. Kiyoka Fujihara         JPN      43.33
4. Cassandra Scott         USA     35.00
 
Masters – Final #1
1. Mario Manzoli         BRA    68.44
2. Jeremy Baker             USA     64.00
3. Billy Garcia                USA     60.00
4. Paul Boyd                  USA     45.00
 
Men’s I – Final #1
1. Brad Spencer           USA     78.33
2. Luciano Rondi Neto   BRA     66.67
3. Rob Corum                USA     55.00
4. Marco Torres            MEX    46.67
 
Pro Men – Semifinal #1
1. Danny Harf              USA     83.33
2. Jimmy LaRiche           USA     75.00
3. Keith Lyman              USA     55.00
4. Shaun Murray            USA     53.33
 
Pro Men – Semifinal #2
1. Bob Soven                USA     75.00
2. Olivier Derome          CAN    68.33
3. Andrew Adkison        USA     61.67
4. Danny Burnstein         USA     45.00
 
Pro Men – Semifinal #3
1. Trevor Hansen        USA     80.00
2. Bryan Hutton             USA     73.33
3. Kyle Rattray              CAN    58.33
4. Rusty Malinoski         CAN    51.67
 
Pro Men – Semifinal #4
1. Phillip Soven            USA     81.67
2. Adam Errington          SCT     75.00
3. Josh Palma                 USA     63.33
4. Danny Thollander       USA     45.00
 
Pro Men – Semifinal #5
1. Dean Smith              AUS     76.67
2. Harley Clifford           AUS     70.00
3. Shawn Watson           USA     53.33
4. Austin Hair                 USA     48.33